Parish nicknames were common in Shetland.

Title - Parish nicknames were common in Shetland.
Contributors - Andrew Hunter
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford

Summary - Parish nicknames were common in Shetland.

The contributor describes nicknames for people from the different parishes of Shetland. Each parish had a different name and people from his own parish [Nesting] were known as the 'dindlings', or wind-blown chaff.

Yell people were called 'sheep thieves' and were said to catch sheep on a line baited with cabbage. The contributor tells a brief story about a humorous use of this name.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:10
Date Recorded - 1978.10.03
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 81824
Original Tape ID - SA1978.072
Original Track ID - SA1978.72
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Nesting
  Island - Shetland Mainland

Item Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Lerwick
  Island - Shetland Mainland

Item Notes -

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